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Gold Bluffs Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Gold Bluffs Beach Surf Guide

Gold Bluffs Beach in Humboldt is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks are all rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks ,rocks and rips.

Gold Bluffs Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gold Bluffs Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gold Bluffs Beach occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Gold Bluffs Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gold Bluffs Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in January while 64% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
64%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gold Bluffs Beach Location Map

Interactive Gold Bluffs Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Gold Bluffs Beach is Chico Muni Airport (CIC) in USA, which is 259 km (161 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gold Bluffs Beach is Beale Afb (Marysville) Airport (BAB), also in USA, 337 km (209 miles) away.

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Gold Bluffs Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 21:07 Local Time
MonTue
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.8
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 14 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
NNE 5
N 5
NNE
Wind State cross glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Gold Bluffs Beach

Surf stats for Gold Bluffs Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Gold Bluffs Beach

Wind stats for Gold Bluffs Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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